Bangalore, Jul 20: To make adult for miss of rain, Karnataka has motionless to showering income on temples.
Faced with a state’s misfortune drought in 42 years, a BJP government currently systematic a 37,000 temples underneath a control to control “rain pujas” during a taxpayer’s cost. Each church has been allotted Rs 5,000, that means a bid to damp a rain gods will leave a exchequer poorer by Rs 18.5 crore.
According to a round released to a temples by a apportion for muzrai (religious endowment), Kota Srinivasa Poojary, a prayers will be hold on Jul 27 and Aug 2.
Questioned about a expenditure, Poojary, told reporters he had “appealed” to churches and mosques to control prayers for rain too. The purse, however, is usually for Hindu temples.
The Opposition currently poured ridicule on a government’s move. Former apportion and Janata Dal (Secular) member M.C. Naniah pronounced it was “ridiculous” that a supervision was spending state income on prayers.
“The some-more suitable thing would have been to spend a sum on drought relief,” he told a legislative council.
The personality of a Opposition in a Assembly, Congress member P.C. Sidharamiah, said: “The BJP is some-more assigned with infighting than a state’s problems.”
Of Karnataka’s 175 talukas, 123 are disorder from drought. Farm plots that demeanour like magnified images of burst heels have turn photographers’ staple. The drought is estimated to have already cost a state’s farmers Rs 4,500 crore.
Assembly Speaker K.G. Bopiah, who hails from a southern mountain district of Coorg, had offering prayers to damp a gods during Talacauvery (considered a river’s indicate of start in Coorg) in late June. Usually a rain-abundant district, even Coorg is parched this year.
Others such as B.S. Yeddyurappa too have attempted to awaken a sleet gods during new church visits.
Predicted to arrive on time in early June, a monsoon ditched a state until recently when some tools gifted showers. But a rainfall is approach brief of requirement.
Met bureau total uncover a 55 per cent necessity opposite a state during a 24-hour duration finale 8.30am on Jul 20. The necessity was 41 per cent for a 20-day duration from Jun 1 to Jun 20.
New arch apportion Jagadish Shettar has sought a executive assist of Rs 2,000 crore towards drought relief.R Soft Web Hosting